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King's Bench Prison

Categories: Law

Established in medieval times as a place to hold prisoners of the King's Bench court, primarily debtors. It was originally sited in Angel Place, off Borough High Street, just north of what is now John Harvard Library. In 1754-8 this was demolished and replaced with a new building erected to the south-west on what was then St George's Fields and is now Scovell housing estate. In 1842 it became the Queen's Prison and took debtors from the Marshalsea and Fleet Prisons. It became the Southwark Convict Prison and then closed.

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King's Bench Prison

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King of Corsica

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Sir Robert William Dibdin, JP, FRGS

Sir Robert William Dibdin, JP, FRGS

Robert William Dibdin was born on 15 June 1848 in Bloomsbury, the second of the six children of the Reverend Robert William Dibdin (1805-1887) and Caroline Dibdin née Thompson (1812-1897). His pate...

Person, Law, Liveries & Guilds, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Fig Tree Court

Fig Tree Court

Fig Tree Court , 1515 - 1666, was destroyed in the Great Fire of London, rebuilt in 1679 and again destroyed by enemy action 1940.

Building, Law

1 memorial
United States constitution

United States constitution

This was partly based on Magna Carta.

Concept, Law, Politics & Administration, USA

1 memorial
E. E. Woods

E. E. Woods

Alderman in the Borough of Hammersmith in 1948. Our colleague Andrew Behan has researched this man (and found the wonderful photo) : Edward Ernest Woods was born on 13 February 1896 in Chelsea, th...

Person, Law, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Peter Patrick James Kavanagh

Peter Patrick James Kavanagh

Lawyer. Killed in the Southall rail crash, aged 29. Peter Patrick James Kavanagh was born on 6 December 1967, the only child of Peter T. Kavanagh and Maureen Kavanagh née Jordan. According to Anne...

Person, Law, Tragedy

1 memorial